Welcome to the Warsash Maritime Academy
Ship Handling Centre website. This is not an official
site, but is a site that was designed and built by one of the
Warsash Maritime Academy Ship Handling
Centre is part of the
Warsash Maritime Academy
which provides first class education, training, consultancy and
research to the international shipping and off-shore oil industries.
The Academy is an integral
part of Southampton Solent
University; a relationship that sets it apart from most
competitors and is a major strength when developing education and
Warsash Maritime Academy Ship Handling Centre
offers courses to the professional mariner and yacht master in
ship handling, ranging from the Standard Course, where little or no
ship handling experience is required, through to courses for the experienced marine pilot.
Courses can also be adapted to the individual customer requirement.
Please contact us for further details to discuss your requirements.
The Centre has 7 scale model vessels,
which can represent 9 different vessels. The courses are operated on
a 9 acre lake offering a variety of berths, basins and channels,
including a canal. Different port scenarios can be built using
floating pontoons. The centre also has 4 tugs, one ASD (Azimuth
Stern Drive ), one Voith Schneider and 2 steerable kort nozzle tug, delivering a scale bollard pull
of approximately 100 tonnes.
"Re-thinking the Pivot Point" a paper by Dr. Seong - Gi
in Seaways - August 2011
The International Journal of the
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What are manned models ?
Manned models are fully scaled
model ships used in the professional training and development of
mariners in the art of handling a ship. The models are in fact a
form of simulation, and have the correct power to weight ratio as
its full sized counterpart.
Why manned model training,
as opposed to bridge simulator training ?
Manned model training
complements bridge simulator training but the emphasis on the models
is on the final phase of berthing a ship rather than bridge teamwork
training, which is best carried out on a computerised bridge
Because of the scaling factors
of the models, 5 times as many manoeuvres can be carried out on a
model as opposed to a bridge simulator, or the real ship.